Conference and seminar output

Understanding productivity performance in the Great Stagnation: a dynamic decomposition approach

A banking crisis may inhibit efficient resource allocation across businesses

  • Using firm level data we can examine whether aggregate productivity weakness arises because of resource misallocation between existing firms and/or a lack of creative destruction or cleansing effect of recession

The Impact of the Financial Crisis on UK Company Performance

A banking crisis may inhibit efficient resource allocation across businesses

  • Using firm level data we can examine whether aggregate productivity weakness arises because of resource misallocation between existing firms and/or a lack of creative destruction or cleansing effect of recession

And may hinder investment growth

  • Using firm level data we can measure these effects by comparing credit constrained bank dependent firms to similar firms that do not rely on bank finance or that were not credit constrained

Productivity Dynamics in the Great Stagnation: Evidence from British Businesses

We investigate to what extent the weakness in productivity in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2007/2008  may be due to:

  • a reduction in the allocation of resources between high and low productivity firms which might occur through:
  • resource misallocation between existing firms
  • a lack of creative destruction
  • •a widespread productivity shock occurring within firms

Bank Credit Conditions and UK Company Performance

The productivity puzzle – it remains unclear how and to what extent the lack of credit has affected productivity

Using the ABS for research purposes at NIESR

The main aim of this research is to investigate the underlying causes of recent productivity weakness in the UK, examining in particular the mechanisms by which the banking sector crisis might have affected the supply side of the UK economy, and how it has affected company performance.

The Impact of the Financial Crisis on UK Company Performance

The main aim of the proposed research is to investigate the underlying causes of this productivity weakness in the UK, examining in particular the mechanisms by which the banking sector crisis might have affected the supply side of the UK economy, and how it has affected company performance.

It’s Where You Work: Increases in Earnings Dispersion Across Establishments and Individuals in the U.S.

Presentation to IFS/UCL/CEP Workshop on Wages and Low Pay. We show growth in earnings dispersion across establishments accounts for roughly two-thirds of the growth in wage dispersion across employees in the United States since the 1970s.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/economics/non-seminar/wages-lowpay

The UK's Productivity Puzzle

Paper presented at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, on the UK's productivity puzzle.

Union Organisation: Its Costs and Benefits

Presentation on Union Organisation: Its Costs and Benefits" - LSE conference on "Trade Unions, Inequality and Pay Stagnation"

The UK's Productivity Puzzle

The paper reviews what we know about the causes of the UK's productivity puzzle and contributes to the literature by examining what we can learn from cross-sectional and panel workplace data about the way in which firms have responded to the recession - University of Bath economics seminar

Pages